By: Kristy Kuhn
Imagine a luxury mountain-contemporary home nestled among the rolling hills of South Mountain; high above the valley below with sweeping views beckoning from every direction. A place where peaceful mountain living melds seamlessly with the convenience of having everything you could want, and more, just minutes away — from parks, shops, and dining to South Mountain Golf club, recreation trails, and world-class ski resorts.
The dream becomes reality with this luxury Draper home located at 1142 E. LeAmbra Lane. It’s offered at $1,650,000.
This 6,044-square-foot residence was custom-designed to serve as a builder showcase for the 2015 Salt Lake Parade of Homes. The difference is in the details and this home is truly one of a kind, with no detail spared and every finish selection made with the greatest of care.
From the moment you approach, the professionally landscaped yard — carefully cultivated plants, steel planter boxes, three water features and iron fencing — draws you in and delightfully hints at the opulence waiting inside. The grand, etched glass door at the front entrance welcomes you into the foyer, while floating benches invite you to sit and stay a while.
Once inside the home, the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, surrounding the great room and dining room, offer epic mountain and valley views, as well as access to the newly refinished wrap-around deck. What better way to end the evening than sitting outside savoring the shimmering lights from the valley below?
Whether hosting a party, or cooking for family, the warm and inviting kitchen with quartz countertops and tile backsplash will not disappoint. Well-appointed with stainless steel Thermador appliances, double ovens, warming drawer, ice machine, plus a six-burner, free-standing commercial range with a griddle and a steam oven, it features all the luxury amenities designed to make cooking a breeze.
The main-level master suite offers up a luxurious spa-like experience with a four-head shower and free-standing soaking tub; sapele floating cabinets, quartz counters, designer tile and floor lighting complete the feeling of serenity. Meanwhile, the marvelous walk-in closet is replete with every imaginable convenience, from laundry connections and seating to privacy-ensuring windows for additional, natural lighting.
Upstairs on the second floor, a loft-style, flexible space sits adjacent to a roof top deck, featuring more panoramic views. Wander across the roof top deck to access the attached casita; a bright and airy space with pops of color. The casita is complete with a studio bedroom, kitchenette, full bathroom and laundry connections, making it the perfect space for an artist studio or guest suite.
When the days get longer and the weather is ideal for entertaining, so is the yard and outdoor space. A gas fireplace, outdoor kitchen, in-ground trampoline, lush flat lawn space and a hot tub with a retractable gazebo make it equally suited for lavish parties or quiet family gatherings.
This one of a kind luxury home is an expertly crafted masterpiece — a perfect blend of tranquil mountain living with quick and easy access to all the conveniences of the city.